Phew! I’m glad that someone got busted by USADA. Going more than a week without a notification of a doping violation was beginning to be too much for us to handle. USADA have come through almost every week and announced a potential doping violation of someone. It got quiet for a second, but we’re back in the game!
Carls John de Tomas is the latest and greatest fighter to get the unlucky call from USADA. The UFC released a statement on de Tomas:
“The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Carls John de Tomas of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an in-competition sample collected following his weigh-in on December 8, 2017.
Although de Tomas is no longer under contract with UFC, USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case, as it relates to the UFC Anti-Doping Policy. Under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full and fair legal process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed. The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) also retains jurisdiction over this matter as the sample collection was performed the day before de Tomas’ bout at UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs Ortega in Fresno, CA. Accordingly, USADA will work to ensure that the CSAC has the necessary information to determine its proper judgment of de Tomas’ potential anti-doping violation.”
I’m not saying whether he’s innocent or guilty, but USADA sucks and I stick by that statement in every sarcastic post I make. They have been more of a hindrance than a help to MMA and are proven to be wrong more often than not. We’ll see how this plays out and… se ya in a week for the next one!
Oh and apparently de Tomas has been let go by the UFC (“Although de Tomas is no longer under contract with UFC”), but this information is absolutely nowhere to be found on the internet. Hopefully, this isn’t how he finds out.